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the full reports and early next week here in washington, heel convene a meeting with all of the agencies involved. >>> international travelers can expect heightened security measures at least through monday. the transportation security administration has extended its emergency measures that include a patdown of all planes boarded for the u.s. senior airport officials will meet with airport executives around the world for security for u.s.-bound flights. >>> sources tell abc news that the suicide bomber that killed seven cia acts in afghanistan was invited on to the base and was not searched. the bomber was seen as a possible informant but blew himself up. in addition to the seven officers killed, six others were seriously injured in the worst attack on the intelligence agency in more than 25 years. >> this is say tremendous loss for the agency. the agency is a relatively small organization and its expertise on al qaeda is even a smaller subset of that overall group. >> the cia and u.s. military are working more closely than ever with afghans to improve training and intelligence gathering
and terry moran in washington, this is "nightline," january 27th, 2010. >> good evening, i'm terry moran, and we begin tonight with the big speech. president obama's state of the union address. a pivotal opportunity for him to steal back the momentum he took into office. but it's been a challenging first year, and the president has watched the popularity of his ambitious agenda slide, and skepticism among americans soar, all punctuated a week ago with a republican victory in massachusetts. so, tonight, president obama, well, he was unapologetic and resolute. he went back to his basics. change and hope. a little grayer, a little less jaunty, perhaps. the weight of office already telling on him, barack obama came to congress tonight to steady a presidency, and reassure a nation rocked by hard times and bitter politics. >> again, we are tested. and again, we must answer history's call. >> reporter: he came to offer hard truths, and some hard words to a washington establishment that seemed to get the better of him in his first year in office, and further alienate americans. >> they're tired
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a letter of recommendation. >>> good morning. it's a brand new ball game here in washington as the president heads to capitol hill this wednesday, he's dealing with a congress that's been dramatically altered by the stunning win in massachusetts of republican scott brown to fill the seat held for 46 years by ted kennedy. health care reform is this trouble. this morning, a reminder that this all takes place in a still dangerous world. a new audiotape that appears to be from osama bin laden in which he specifically talks about the failed bombing on christmas day. joining us, david axelrod. david, thanks for being with us. >> good morning. >> that was the week that was. republicans are stoked, democrats are shocked. polls in general are showing that the public is rapidly losing confidence in the president's policies and his leadership. by way of illustration, "time" and "news qun week" this week, the inspiration gap. how the trail blazer became the stymied president. did the president fail to connect with ordinary americans or is this a sign that the country is rejecting his ap
ahead. >>> and good evening. it was a fasten your seat belt day in washington today. politicians scrambling. a president regrouping. as you'll hear in his exclusive interview with george stephanopoulos of abc. and all because a man with a truck up in massachusetts rode a rocket of anger to senate victory last night. so, let's get right to it, starting with jake tapper in washington, and the wild day for democrats and republicans all around him. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. well, senator-elect brown's us victory has the white house and congressional democrats concerned about losing independent voters this november, two years after those same voters swept president obama and congressional democrats into office. the winds of political change swept through massachusetts last night. and sensing that it might be a wind at their backs this november, republicans in washington praised what they saw. >> the american people through the people of massachusetts said to washington, d.c., enough is enough. >> reporter: republicans are crowing. >> this is a stunning and for democrats,
, as well. taking gop lawmakers to task for changing the tone in washington. >> the way these issues are being presented, by the republicans, is that this is some wild-eyed plot to impose huge government in every aspect of our lives. what happens is, you guys then don't have a lot of room to negotiate with me. >> reporter: the gop response to the president's visit, cautious optimism. >> it's unprecedented in my 26 years. it's a little bit like a first date. both are anticipative. they're expectant. they both have friends that didn't want them to do it. >> reporter: house republicans say they've been mislabeled as the party of no. and they urge the president to consider their plans for deeper tax cuts and health care reform. the president promised to review those plans. >> all right, rachel. >>> for all the people that crashed c-spans servers. to watch, it shows there's a real appetite for unscripted back and fourth. >>> ron is here with the rest of the news on afghanistan. >> good morning, everyone. four afghan soldiers have been killed in a clash between an afghan army unit and a jo
. >> the question, did he get his message across? t.j. winick joins us now from washington with more on the speech. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good evening. before a joint session of congress the president acknowledged some missteps over the past year, but that didn't stop him from pushing an aggressive agenda. >> the president of the united states. >> reporter: delivering his first state of the union address, barack obama didn't sound like a president humbled by historic efforts to fix the economy and health care. >> despite our hardships, our union is strong. we do not give up. we do not quit. we do not allow fear or division to break our spirit. >> reporter: the president spent most of the speech on the economy and jobs, offering help for middle class families -- >> we'll extend our middle class tax cuts. >> reporter: and small businesses. >> i'm also proposing a new small business tax credit. one that will go to over 1 million small businesses who hire new workers or raise wages. >> reporter: while pushing spending freezes to help drive down the bud
it coming, it was too late. >> i bet they can hear this cheering all the way in washington, d.c.! >> reporter: in less than 24 hours before the one-year anniversary of president obama's inauguration, the voters of that bluest of states, massachusetts, sent a powerful rebuke to the president, voting republican scott brown into the senate over democratic martha coakley. a political nightmare for obama that will change the course of his presidency. and so today, with his agenda under fire, and more than 60% of the country saying we're on the wrong track, we sat down with president obama in the roosevelt room, a year to the day, almost the hour, from that icy january moment when he became president. so looking at that clock, one year ago, you were just about to take the oath of office. and now you get this anniversary presence from the voters of massachusetts. robert gibbs said you were surprised and frustrated by the vote. is that accurate? >> here's my assessment of not just the vote in massachusetts, but the mood around the country. the same thing that swept scott brown into of
marshall and washington. toward the eastern shore we were in the low 40s. average high 41 this time of year. active weather is pushing into virginia right now. wintry weather through west virginia. it looks like we'll get through the evening without any weather trouble. that begins to change into the day tomorrow. especially tomorrow night. we'll talk more about that coming up. for tonight a cold night on the way. 28 degrees. mostly cloudy. we'll talk about that storm headed our way and what it means for you tomorrow night into friday in a couple of minutes. >> thank you. >>> move over sarah palin the republican party has a new star tonight. scott brown will soon be the first gop senator from massachusetts in 32 years. his unlikely victory has sent shock waves as far as washington where president obama spoke with it exclusively with abc news today. >> reporter: republicans called the stunning upset a message aimed at the white house. >> last night a shot was fired around this nation. a shot was fired saying no more business as usual in washington, d.c.! >> reporter: the nation's newest sena
it either, is for washington to continue being so washington-like. >> the president also announced that he still intends to create, by executive order, a bipartisan debt reducing commission. earlier this week the senate voted to scrap a proposal for the task force. >>> two healthcare protesters were arrested outside the hotel where the president was. they were given criminal citations fortress passing and were being interviewed by the secret service. >>> president obama began his visit with a tour of a manufacturing facility in east baltimore. the chesapeake machine company builds a wide range of products. >> just having a chance to see him was a great experience for me. it was a once in a life time thing, and i really enjoyed having the chance to meet the president. >> the president is calling for new tax breaks for small businesses like chesapeake to add more workers. today the administration got good news about the economy that it grew faster over the last quarter than it has in the last six years. >>> well, the buffalo county woman accused of pulling off the cancer scam on facebook was
with david kerley in washington. >> reporter: president obama is just days away from his first state of the union, which he is now forced to use to respond to tuesday's stunning senate defeat in massachusetts. >> i think people are angry in this country. they were angry in massachusetts. that we haven't made more progress on the economy. >> reporter: republicans smell blood. >> we see it all over the country, in tea parties, in town halls. people are alarmed and angry about the spending, the debt, the government takeovers. >> reporter: knowing the loss of the senate super majority threatens his agenda, aides tell "the new york times" the president won't offer new propoe sams in his state of the union but try to explain how his plans address angers among voters. aides admit they didn't see the massachusetts loss coming, no heads will be ronling at the white house. >> washington loves the shakeup story, washington loves the, when are we going to throw a body out story. that's not how we roll. >> reporter: president obama is taking charge, changing the democratic political machine. >> i
or washington. and it's a chilly 41 in south florida. >> viviana hurtado has more on the longest cold snap in a generation. >> reporter: snow, snow and more snow combined with windchill temps in the negative number, it's one of the most severe arctic blasts to wallop the nation in 25 years. >> average is twice a day since new year's. >> reporter: in fulton new york, the snow hasn't stopped since december 28th. more than 50 inches have fallen and more on the way, almost three-quarters of the country is under a winter weather watch or warning. in tennessee where overnight lows hit 12, at least four have died from the cold. >> from hypothermia is commonplace in these temperatures. >> reporter: in new jersey ice and the cooling system forced the shutdown of a nuclear power plant. in central florida today will be the fifth morning of near or freezing temperatures. to save their citrus crops farmers are spraying warm water on the lower branches because the freezing process keeps the fruit warm. >> i didn't have a good sleep last night and i will not have a good sleep tonight. we're just -- just
>>> on >>> on "world news" from washington, we're one on one with the president. what is he going to announce about jobs? is he thinking one term is enough for him? and what did mrs. obama say to help him in the political season of the buzz saw. >>> do doctors really know how much radiation they deliver and how do you? >>> haiti sends out an s.o.s. asking for 200,000 tents and we stay on the case. >>> and one boy on a bicycle did something we could not believe. >>> and good evening tonight from washington. with president obama at the cross roads. sitting with us one on one two days before the state of the union. it was just a year ago in his first appearance before congress he was a new, victorious, history-making president. now, he is facing a buzz saw and some say the promise never happened, not no mention a nation demanding something be done about jobs. earlier this morning, president obama announced middle class programs on child care. but the time we sat down with him, they pounced. they say, what are you talking about so far for wednesday night is not going to create any new
bodies. where are you from? >> i'm from washington. >> reporter: where are you from? >> i'm from wisconsin. >> reporter: why were they here? >> scott brown has the opportunity to restore a balance of power in the united states senate. and that's important to washington to wisconsin, it's important to massachusetts. it's important to the entire united states of america. >> thank you very much. inappreciate the votes. >> reporter: last week, i talked to brown about the state of the race. why all the excitement? >> well, because it represents an opportunity for change to go to washington. at least bring back the debate. as the 41st senator, i can can at least allow them to maybe look at things a little differently. >> reporter: he brought up that magic number 41. now he will become the 41st republican senator, enough to block health care reform and wreak havoc on the president's agenda. less than five months after the death of ted kennedy, the lion of the senate, the darling of massachusetts's liberals, it is the man who will take his seat that could be the biggest obstacle to what
washington. not a bad night by january standards. a light breeze. things changing in the big way tomorrow. 30 tonight. partly cloudy. light breeze. beautiful start to the day tomorrow. temperatures climb to 50. man, does its ever get colder around here tomorrow night. it will last all weekend. we'll talk about that and where we see a chance for snow coming up. >>> the world's largest automaker hits the brakes over a faulty gas peddle as toyota halts sales over many popular vehicles. this comes in the wake of problems with accelerator peddles getting stuck. jeff has late word on how maryland dealers have been given the green light to resume selling some cars >> reporter: toyota sales car, trucks, reliability and safety. that's what sold libbey on buying her corolla more than a decade ago. >> it has been a wonderful car. i would certainly hesitate to buy a 2009 or 2010 until i know they have gotten the accelerator fixed and there is no danger of it all of a sudden sticking and putting my life in danger >> reporter: late tuesday toyota put out word to the dealers across the country they should
first state of the union address tonight on capitol hill. sandra endois live in washington with the latest on what we can expect from tonight's speech. >> reporter: it is a hugely important speech for the president tonight. both regarding policy and politics and the president is expected to lay out details to address both. in his first state of the union speech tonight president obama wants to reconnect with america. >> a lot o americans are concern and frustrating that the pace of progress is not happening fast enough in washington. the president shares that frustration. >> reporter: the president is also expected to talk about the troubled economy and job creation in a big part of the president's speech tonight will be focusing on jobs. the engine of our jobs, as you well know, are small businesses. he'll be discussing what he can do to incentivise small business to invest. >> reporter: he's expected to outline tax relief measures for the middle class. announce a three-year freeze on nondefense discretionary spending and talk up healthcare reform. politically it comes on
obama is on his way back to washington for a full agenda to begin his post-holiday week. >> topping it is terrorism, and we have several reports this morning, sonia gallego in london, but viviana hurtado with new security rules. >> designed to focus on those who pose the largest threat. >> reporter: at another sign at the nation's airports, travelers were delayed sunday evening for at least two hours at the airport after a man walked the wrong way in a security exit. >> the public just has no confidence anymore in the ability of government to provide a safe environment which travelers can fly. >> reporter: there will be extra screening for passengers with passports from or who have traveled from nations that the u.s. sees suspect such as yemen. the a additional screening also for those who fly from what the government decide are like tehran. >> i suspect they will broaden the definitions. >> reporter: but critics say these heightened security measures still won't detect the bomb materials such as sewn into the underwear of umar farouk abdulmutallab. the system failed but insists an
and security review is expected in court today. i'm viviana hurtado washington with the story coming up. >>> it's 5:06. we are looking outside with temperatures at the gilman school. it's 27 degrees outside. still leftover snow showers. we'll show you that on maryland's most powerful doppler radar coming up. >>> right now, let's go to the mta and check in with mark jones. >> good morning. the streets and secondary roadways are are causing a problem for buses. icy conditions on the 77 bus. among the diversions it's by passing catonsville community did i college. the number 10 by passing yale heights. the 20 bus will buy pass monastery. the number 64 and 16 by passing 10th street. the 23 not using long wood parkway. light rail metro subway on time and up to speed and out there on the m.a.r.c. train system no current delays or problems. for the mta transit team, i'm mark jones for the mta transit team, i'm mark jones. en cualquier lugar que so i make them pillsbury toaster strudel. warm, flaky pastry with delicious, sweet filling my kids will love. plus i get box tops for their school. t
-camera? they refused to talk. small smiles remains open for business. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> here's a health warning for so many of us. researchers now say that people who spend most of their day sitting are more likely to be fat, have a heart attack, or die early. even if they exercise regularly. that's because after four hours of sitting the body changes the way it regulates sugar and fat. >>> and now here's a look at your thursday forecast. california and arizona get slammed with the most powerful storm of the week. more heavy rain, flooding, gusty winds and mountain snow. thunderstorms from mississippi to the carolinas. freezing rain from chicago to virginia. >> 30s in baltimore, boston, and much of the midwest. 40s across the rockies. and 50s for seattle, portland, and sacramento. >>> what were we wearing yesterday? did we have on black and white this. >> i don't thinkdy. >> apparently we didn't know. if you didn't wear black and white yesterday you probably didn't know it was national penguin awareness day. >> i did not get the memo. to mark the event a zoo in new jersey wel
. now reporting from washington, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >> and good evening on this crisp, clear night in washington, d.c., here with george stephanopoulos, just a few hundred feet from the capitol dome, and we have been watching the house chamber fill. now more than 1,000 people there, cabinet secretaries like janet napolitano, you see her right there, behind her, i believe that's rahm emanuel, the chief of staff. senators are there, members of congress, their guests. and i said to you earlier, george, how many times have we said president obama has to give the speech of his life. we said it at the democratic convention, he had to unify the party, after reverend wright, he had to speak about race. is this another one? >> no one hates those expectations more than the president, but it's true. this is the first time he's come into this chamber after taking a big hit, the loss in massachusetts last week, and he's going to be speaking, diane, we all know it, to a country that is pretty angry, that is anxious and in pain. his approval ratings are much lower than
the wrestling ring, can she survive the white house? and the candidate hoping to take her moves to washington. >>> good evening. we begin tonight with that chilling video. the al qaeda suicide bomber responsible for the deadly attack against the cia in afghanistan, killing seven agents. he turned up today in a videotape made before his suicide mission. he had been recruited by the cia, but he was a double agent. on his tape, he reveals his motive and warns more attacks will come. nick schifrin starts us off from kabul. >> reporter: the cia thought the man on the right could lead them to al qaeda's deputy leader, instead he led them into a trap. he had already provided exclusive information on al qaeda hiding places, so the cia invited him onto the base. but when he arrived he looked suspicious, holding his hands in his pocket, according to a u.s. official. just before cia security officers searched him, he exploded his vest. the cia director today defended the officers who have died -- that damage has come largely thanks to a barrage of missile strikes by unmanned aerial drones. in the days s
immediately and firmly apply their brakes. t.j. winick, abc news, washington. >>> aftershocks continue to terrify the people of haiti. just offshore, the u.s. navy hospital ship, "comfort," is adding more medical personnel to its crew and increasing its capacity. more than 1,400 planes are waiting for clearance to land and bring more aid to haiti. the government is also working on relocating some 400,000 people left homeless to settlement camps. >>> and tonight here on abc, you can see the hope for haiti telethon, beginning at 8:00 p.m. eastern. organizers say in addition to the all-star entertainment lineup, 130 celebrities will be taking pledges over the phone. >>> the tennessee man accused of killing a soldier outside a recruiting center last year now wants to plead guilty. and for the first time, abdulhakim muhammad is admitting he has ties to al qaeda. this comes from a handwritten note. in it, he tries to justify the attack. muhammad says it was the justification of killing muslims by u.s. troops. >>> house speaker nancy pelosi is throwing in the towel of health care reform. she
. jeremy hubbard is on assignment. >>> we begin with shock waves traveling from massachusetts to washington and beyond. >> a republican captured ted kennedy's seat. a stunning defeat for the democrats and viviana hurtado is joining us from washington. >> reporter: good morning. the president called scott brown to congratulate him but with health care reform legislation hanging in the balance this republican win was a very bitter pill for mr. obama and democrats to swallow. it's being called one of the biggest political upsets in history, republican scott brown defeated democrat martha coakley to take the senate seat held by the late ted kennedy for nearly 50 years. it puts health care reform, president obama's signature issue in peril. >> one thing is very, very clear as i travel throughout the state people do thought want the trillion dollar health care plan that is being forced. >> reporter: in a state where democrats outnumber republicans three to one and independent voters outnumber them both she was slammed 52-47%. >> this is the deal, although our campaign ends tonight, we know that o
>>> making news in america this morning -- >> senator-elect. mr. brown goes to washington. as both parties look for lessons from his stunning victory. >>> then, stay the course. the president says he got the message delivered by voters in massachusetts. but it won't change his agenda. it's an abc news exclusive. >>> and no relief. more punishing weather pounds california. and this morning could bring the worst yet. >> it's thursday, january 21st, 2010. >>> good morning. i'm eric horng. jeremy hubbard is on assignment. >> and i'm vinita nair. the new senator from massachusetts begins making his rounds on capitol hill today. >> both sides of the aisle are trying to figure out what scott brown's stunning victory means for them. viviana hurtado has the latest from washington. >> reporter: good morning. one of the big questions being asked today after the brown win, which party can gain momentum for the races scheduled later this year? and for the legislative agenda? the winds of political change that swept scott brown to victory in massachusetts, are already shaking up the washington a
controlled washington. rick klein lass the details. >> reporter: good morning, this one was never supposed to be close. but republicans within striking distance of taking ted kennedy's old senate seat, that has republicans thrilled and democrats scrambling to hold on. >> while no one can replace him, i need your help to follow in his huge footsteps. >> reporter: democrat martha coakley is relying on big political gun. a call to arms for the democratic base while republican scott brown is pitching himself as 9 ultimate one-party check on the rule in washington. >> we can send an important message to washington that business as usual is not how we want to do it. >> reporter: at stake is the democratic party 60-seat place in the senate. a loss would be a severe setback to virtually all of the legislature's efforts. it would sends a huge warning signal about the limits of the president's political poll and the downside of the health care bill. independent voters will be critical on election day, republican brown is expecting to win them but by how much? and how much will show up for the electi
. the newly elected senator shifting the balance in washington. what he says about the president reaching out to republicans. the barbara walters exclusive. >>> states of emergency. the snow and ice leaving tens of thousands in the dark across the south. so many people facing a third night without heat. >>> and jump start. we now learn from toyota when those new gas pedals are coming. just as american car companies shift into high gears, telling customers, let's make a deal. >>> govening. >>> good evening. the trial of the alleged 9/11 mastermind would have been close to the sight of the 9/11 attacks here in new york city. if the white house had its way. but in an about-face, lawmakers who once said yes, are now rejecting the white house plan. citing cost and fear. and because of that, abc news has learned that the plan is essentially off the table. so, what next? we begin with our senior justice correspondent pierre thomas. >> reporter: new york city officials were blunt. forget about it. no to plan to try alleged 9/11 mastermind and other suspected al qaeda leaders in new york city just
raddatz, abc news, sanaa, yemen. >>> our thanks to martha. and back to washington. a stunning piece of video today, surfacing on that third white house party crasher. he's a washington party planner. pierre thomas picks up the story. >> reporter: this man gets out of a van, looks around once, then proceeds right through the front door of the white house to the state dinner. there's just one problem. carlos allen, who appears to be the man in this video, a washington, d.c. socialite and party giver, was not invited to the party. it appears the salahis were not the only uninvited guests at that state dinner. >> it's unacceptable and it's got to be corrected. >> reporter: sources tell abc news allen mingled with the indian delegation which gathered at washington's willard hotel. there, the group went through an initial security screening as requested by the indian government. it's unclear if allen was ever asked to show identification. when the group arrived at the white house by van, secret service personnel then waved them in, no names checked, assuming everyone in the van was suppos
washington with revelations about president obama, the clintons and sarah palin. how it could affect the president's agenda. >>> the bonus backlash. those bailed out banks dishing out fat bonuses now. is this acceptable behavior for the companies that brought the economy to its knees? >>> night shift. nbc confirms it is moving jay leno again. but will leno and conan o'brien go along with this? >>> and, happiness inc. she showed millions a road from misery to inner peace. so, why is she now on a different road? >>> good evening. washington, a town powered by gossip, is consumed tonight by a book spilling dozens of secrets from the 2008 campaign. today, top republicans were calling for harry reid to resign as the senate majority leader, afternoon just one of those secrets was revealed. reid's prediction that then candidate barack obama could become president because he was, quote, light skinned and had no negro dialect. today, the head of the republican party said there is a double-standard at work here. >> there is this standard where democrats feel they can say these things and they
command over various al qaeda offshoots. rachel martin has more on the recording from washington. >> in his latest message, osama bin laden claims the christmas day bomber as one of his own and takes responsibility for the attack. the bin laden message comes as new details emerge about the attack and how it was handled. according to the associated press abdulmutallab arrived at a local hospital at 2:00 p.m. escorted by detroit police. there he made incriminating statements to a doctor about trying to detonate an explosive. around 3:30 fbi agents began interviewing the suspect in his hospital room where he talked openly about his links to al qaeda operatives in yemen. ten hours after the incident when investigators told him he had the rit to remain silent, he did. >> he was cooperating until he got a lawyer. now, that -- that makes it almost impossible for us to pursue the leads that the christmas bomber might have. that to me is unbelievable. >> reporter: some lawmakers say if bin laden is calling abdulmutallab one of his soldiers the u.s. should treat him like an enemy combatant
at the washington hotel. now he may get an official invitation to meet the grand jury. >>> pictures of you crashing didn't slow up yet but we are waiting. >> it all forms online. we are just trying to get through this arctic chill. >> you don't have to tell me. over the weekend i thought this is the weather that makes me want to move to florida but florida is no better. >> if you are in the u.s. you are going to get the arctic blast. it is going to pass. >> i'm waiting. >> you'll be waiting a little while longer. 33 at bwi marshall right now. just a real light southwest wind. sun has set completely. no dusk left. it was a beautiful day. it was cold out but bright sunshine. more sunshine than we expected today. i thought it would cloud up by mid afternoon. it stayed sunny throughout the entire day. toward sunset you see the clouds move in. that helped out our high temperature. we got up into the mid to upper 30s today in most spots. 41 would be the average. we are well below average today. days are beginning to get longer here. we'll see the mild weather move in later in the week. we are watching r
of virginia through quantico. temperature wise 39 baltimore. 40 washington. out west 37 toward hagerstown. i want to show you the highs today. we cooled off sharply. no 60 or 50-degree readings. we were only in the 40s today. things have cooled off. down to 2 tonight. during the day tomorrow clouds thicken up. chance of the precipitation coming in tomorrow night. we'll break it down in a few minutes. >> thank you. >>> haitian authorities say they have recovered 72,000 bodys so far. it is feared the earthquake death toll could be three times that number. relief continues to pour into haiti but the need is overwhelming. hundreds of thousands are homeless and hungry. and more complications. today a strong 6.1 aftershock rattled the rubble and nerves. >> it was certainly felt. as i came out here there was no visible evidence immediately around the surrounding area here. again we are in a very vulnerable state. >> a leading banker in haiti says banks will reopen on saturday helping to restore the flow of money from haitians abroad. >>> well, doctors aboard the baltimore-based ship u.s.s. comfort
hurtado in washington. >>> we're joined by skype by tim taylor. you're ate hospital, a very unique situation. we understand your hospital can handle up to 100 patients. right now, you only have a handful, how can that be? >> the frustration that we're having here in milot, is that the many locations in and around port-au-prince that are trying to handle some of these critical care cases aren't secure, and it's creating some problems for the coast guard and other relief teams getting the people out of those areas and into an area that's very, very safe. the frustration, as we have full implement of medical teams here, orthopedic surgeons and trauma teams, that have flown in from the united states, as well as our own haitian doctors and nurses. i mean, we could be in operation 24/7. my surgeons are just sitting here on their hands waiting for patients while they're dieing in port-au-prince. when a patient comes in here, they're treated with dignity and given every opportunity to survive. in two or three days, the majority of the people we could save are going to be dead. and there is
the recalls has spread to washington. congress will hold hearing starting next week. john cochran, abc news, washington. >> this story affects so many people. if you're driving and the pedal sticks, first of all put the vehicle in neutral, put both feet on the brake, but don't pump the brakes. pull to the side of the road slowly when it's safe to do so. you can also cut off the ignition. if you have a smart key, push it down for three seconds. most importantly, do not panic. >>> we've got an important recall regarding jewelry inspired by the movie the princess and the frog, but we all know it's harder to get pregnant after 30. now new research pinpoints just when women's eggs start to disappear. >>> smokers be warned. inhaling is a double whammy when it comes to your health. >>> plus a frustrated parent speaking out tonight after her child's pet stopped working. >>> on the weather we're watching an approaching storm, winter weather advisories up for parts of maryland and a winter storm warning. exactly where we're expecting the snow tomorrow coming up in a few. >>> what a difference a day m
of the union is tonight. this morning, we will head live to washington, dc, to find vivian hertado with a preview. >> Ƨreporter: good morning, president obama will give his speak. the speak -- speech. the speech will focus on the economy, creating jobs, and getting the house in order. speaking exclusively with diane sawyer he said that means reigning in the $1.35 trillion deficit. >> is will be a slow chipping away. i will propose a series of measures that shows we are serious about it. >> reporter: he wants to impose a pay freeze for appointees and senior white house staff. his budget covers less than one tenth of what the government spends but will save $250 billion over ten years. republican are balking at the proposals. >> it will take a lot more than just this modest freeze to get us back on track. democratic leaders said to the president. >> eight years prior to presidenf obama's one year, we find that republicans spent trillions of dollars on loans that were unpaid for. trillions of dollars in tax cuts that were not paid for. >> reporter: the president is also expected to
you down to washington. it look longer to clear out there. they had rain later in the day. they got blue skies. you can see the washington monument on the far right part of the screen. maryland's most powerful radar. here is the bullet we dodged. coastal low formed on the carolinas. it drew the moisture out to sea. what's interesting is the wintry mix toward hagerstown this morning whipped out of here in a hurry. washington getting more of the precipitation than baltimore. our low temperatures last night were helpful. 34 was it. again, a lot of the sleet that come out of the sky overnight melted on contact because the ground was above freezing. that preventing freezing rain as well. high temperatures today. nice rebound. 43 bwi marshall. we were up in the 40s everywhere until you got way off to the west. satellite pictures. things looking good. things clearing out nicely. you can see the moisture drawn out to sea. look how intense this area of low pressure is. it is unusual to see this. you can see a swirl out there. a little eye reminds you of hurricane season. nothing like a hurri
. the maryland jockey club is paying a washington based firm to collection signatures for the petition drive. they operate laural park and wants the slots operation to be located there instead. a coalition of neighborhood groups is trying to stop slots. >>> there's an easier way to get around downtown, the circulator has officially debuted. shuttle service will be east route between holland, in north south route between pen station and federal hill x. later the circulate tore will -- with harbor east and city hall, the buses are on the routes scheduled to arrive every ten minute. >> >> 5:33, call up indi, 595.24,. >> that's how many miles we will travel, around ten hours, follow your nose straight. here is linda so with how much on the home team out there. >> reporter: if you want to get there faster flying is the better option, hotel rooms are booking fast. we checked with a number of hotels and the message was pretty clear, no availability on game day. but we were able to find rooms further from the stadium. john core began runs a internet based travel company, called magictravelfor you.c
in washington for his support of civil rights and protect of the chesapeake bay. he was 87 years old said his son and died from complications of parkinson's disease. he lived in chevy chase. >>> delaware's attorney general bo -- joe biden wants another go and won't run for his father's senate seat. that is bad news for the democratic party. they lost one of delaware's citizens when biden became vice president. the democrats are looking for someone to to run against popular republican congressman and governor castle. >>> president obama and fellow democrats just ended what was likely the most politically problematic week of the presidency w. mid-term elections looming, healthcare reform stuck in limbo, the white house is strategizing on how to move forward. earlier, the president spoke cluesively to abcs diane sawyer who only interviewed before the first state-of-the-union address wednesday. here's tj winick. >> reporter: president obama told diane sawyer his state-of- the-union address will focus on how to help struggling middle class americans. >> we're going to talk about how we can, first
the fifth, the salahis were in washington, but their lips aren't moving. >> why'd they even show up? >> i think i heard they pled the fifth 35 times. >> if yours going to post all those pictures and then clam up in front of you know, the world. it's ridiculous. >> we have other things to worry about right now. >> good morning maryland, i'm jamie costello. >> i'm megan pringle. before we get to the news of the day, let's get to weather. here's justin. >> plead the first. good morning to you, 6:32. here's how icy, storm coming in right now. is about uh, let's say 18 hours away for most of us. through tomorrow morning. this active storm pattern is catching up to what we have in place right now. clear, cold air. it'll be clouding up throughout the day. this evening, a wintry mix arrives to the west. very sharp cutoff of this uh, line of ice that we'll try to push into the area. i think we have ourselves an icy friday morning for many of us. sleet and freezing rain, most of what this storm is going to bring us. clear and cold right now. especially baltimore north. high clouds stream in from th
. that is unusual for this part of january. 56 in washington for the activities there. 54 frederick. even as you headed west into higher elevations in the western part of the state, not bad. things cooled off, mid-40s already at bwi marshall. and 30s just north of the pennsylvania line. a little bit of a breeze still, it was breezy at times this afternoon. the winds will continue to diminish tonight. we're down to 33 by the start of tomorrow. another gorgeous day on tap tomorrow, 50s again. enjoy it because it doesn't really last. we'll talk more about that coming up. >>> today all around the country people are marking the martin luther king jr. holiday and locally a number of celebrations took place. at the helping up mission a special chapel service to remember the slain civil rights leader who really changed the course of history. helping up mission is a rehabilitation program that helps men rebuild their lives. >> our hope that the guys will come away with an encouraging word, with hope, a new insight into the way that -- to look at their problems. i believe the way you look at your proble
, as well as the required use of seat belts and motorcycle helmets. the top three, washington, d.c., new jersey and illinois. the worst three state, south dakota, arizona and north dakota. in the past ten years, 40,000 americans were killed and 3.5 million were injured each year in auto accidents. many of the victims are children whose parents are now among the most vocal advocates. >> through basic immaturity and a false sense of invincibility is all too often a deadly combination behind the wheel. >> reporter: nationwide, the economic cost of car crashes is $630 million each day. and $20 billion in the past decade. >> staggering amounts there. thank you. >>> senate majority leader harry reid says he just wants to move on. reid has apologized publicly for his comments about barack obama during the 2008 presidential campaign. the democrat is quoted in a new book as calling candidate obama a light-skinned black man with no neg ro dialect unless he wanted to have one. reid says his apology is the last he'll say about the matter. >> i've apologized to the president, i've apologized to every
in the first place. >> viviana hurtado joins us from washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, vinita and jeremy. the president said this was not one person's, but a systemwide failure. the president assigned and took blame for the intelligence and security failures connected to the christmas day terror plot. >> ultimately, the buck stops with me. as president, i have a solemn responsibility to protect our nation and our people. and when the system fails, it is my responsibility. >> reporter: later today, the alleged bomber is scheduled to be arraigned in a federal court. the declassified version of the president's security and intelligence report, points to agency failures that allowed abdulmutallab, come close to blowing up an airplane. conclusions from the review include, the government had sufficient information before the attack to disrupt the 23-year-old nigerian to prevent boarding the flight to detroit. the government's terror watchlist system failed. the president's top counterterrorism chief took responsibility and pledged to do better. >> i told the presiden
they want, either, is for washington to continue being so washington-like. >> he began his visit with a tour of a manufacturing facility, the chesapeake machine company employs 40 people. they build solar panels. >> to see him, to say hi, to listen to his speech. it was a great experience for me. a once in a lifetime thing, and i enjoyed having a chance to meet the president. >> the president is calling for new tax breaks for small businesses like chesapeake to add more workers and today the administration got good news about the economy that it grew faster over the last quarter than it has in the past six years. >>> maryland officials are cheering the navy decision to re-establish its tenth fleet cyber command and the jobs that go with it at fort meade. it will focus on efforts to defend the nation's computer systems from a cyber attack. >>> military officials say that baltimore based navy hospital seats usnf comfort has reached its care limit. we're told the doctors, nurses, and technicians aboard the comfort have treated more than 3,000 people. in haiti, doctors and aid workers are runnin
. >> the northeast regional train was carrying 123 passengers from new york to washington when the deadly accident occurred. >> they were walking along the tracks. the amtrak train did in fact come by, they were walking parallel on the tracks. the friend that she was walking with, that ann marie was walking with, was able to get out of the way but ann marie was not. >> amtrak has tried to maintain a fence along the tracks but children have found ways to get through and around this bolted gate. >> we see people all the time just cut the gate with bolt cutters and sometimes crawling the fence and we call the cops numerous times because we don't want nobody getting hurt. >> as trains began inching along, investigators continued their search for evidence, anna's tiny body remained tucked in between the tracks. >> young kids don't think nothing is going to happen to them, but it does. >> and friends of anna stickel who know that firsthand want others to learn from this tragedy. >> why would you risk your life just to take a shortcut and just suck it up and walk the extra mile. >> grief counsellors will
the security system. viviana hurtado joins us from washington with a preview. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jeremy and linsey. it focuses on two questions, what went wrong is one. the cia, the national security agency, and the state department, this is a partial list of the agencies the president is demanding give him an accounting of the nation's security after the foiled christmas day terror plot. >> we are not satisfied. we are conducting an internal review. the president has called for a whole of government review. >> reporter: today in the situation room fbi director robert mueller will give the president an update on the investigation. attorney general eric holder will report on the prosecution of umar farouk abdulmutallab. then there are the reviews the president ordered of the airport screening system including the new measures being implemented which will be provided by homeland security secretary janet napolitano and the intelligence community's failures presented by john brennan, his top counterterrorism adviser. >> i think clearly the system broke down here. >> reporter
in washington, d.c. things cooling off sharply tonight. we're down to 29 degrees here in baltimore and 25 off to the west. a clear sky. so we'll be dry and we'll start off sunny tomorrow. it will be a chilly start, around 25 degrees. how mild does it get tomorrow and saturday? we'll answer that and look at the next storm system headed our way coming up. >>> the focus of session 2010 will be that gaping $2 billion budget hole. lawmakers are tackling other issues. gay marriage is expected to be one of them. emmett burns jr. is sponsoring legislation to prohibit the state from recognizing gay marriages validated in other states or countries. he is also suggesting that the state declare same sex marriages to be again the public policy of the state. >>> no matter how you slice it, talking about it or even thinking about taxes is never fun. we have some changes you need to know about in 2010 especially if you are thinking about buying a home that could save you and have you smiling from ear to ear. >>> by most accounts he is among the toughest men around. so why is kiefer sutherland wearing a dress
. well, a new book is changing the game in washington as this week begins. >> instead of talking about terrorism or health care, political circles are buzzing about a number of bombshells from the 2008 presidential campaign. >> reporter: the most shocking revelation in game change is forcing harry reid to play damage control. reid was quoted as saying america was ready to, quote, have a light-skinned african. reid apologized over the weekend, and president obama accepted. >> there is the standard where democrats feel they can say these things and they can apologize when it comes from the mouths of their own, but if it comes from anyone else, it's raceism. >> reporter: michael steele and others said when trent lott placed the views in 2002, lott was forced to resign as senate leader. saying, quote, if you tell ethnic jokes in the back room, it's that much easier to say ethnic jokes publicly. there's dirty laundry from both parties. when john mccain announced sarah palin as his running mate, dick cheney is quoted as calling it wrecking. still it may be those in the white house with the m
>>> >>> on "world news" from washington, high stakes. president obama faces a tough crowd on capitol hill and in american living rooms, waiting to hear what he's going to fight for in his second presidential year. >>> car chaos. we find deal earls told to suspend the sales of some of those toyotas still selling them. and owners of recalled toyotas told to keep driving them. what's going on with toyota? >>> the next big thing? apple's new ipad has arrived. do you have to have it? >>> oh, snow. imagine waking up and finding a whole mountain of it in your bathroom. >>> and good evening. we are here across from the capitol tonight, been watching the cars streaming in toward the door. senators, congressmen and women, and invited guests, gathering for president obama to deliver his state obvious the union. and the middle of what he has called a political buzz saw. at a lunch with him today, he made it clear to several of us, no backing down on his big agenda, and we know that number one on that agenda tonight will be jobs, and jake tapper has been studying portions of the presid
trying to do too much? viviana hurtado joins us now from washington with all the details. good morning, viviana. >> reporter: good morning, vinita, jeremy. the president has seen skepticism with his plans soar. so, he went back to a familiar theme, change and hope. >> the president of the united states. >> reporter: the president delivered the state of the union address with confidence. but awareness th an increasing number of americans aren't buying into his agenda. >> for these americans and so many others, change has not come fast enough. some are frustrated. some are angry. >> reporter: mr. obama focused an americans' frustration with the weak economy. and concerns about the ballooning trillion-dollar deficit. he proposed spending freezes, tax cuts for the struggling middle class, and ways to put people back to work. >> jobs must be our number one focus for 2010. that's why i'm calling for a new jobs bill tonight. >> reporter: republicans expressed their opposition during much of the speech, by staying seated. and the gop response was delivered by bob mcdonnell, who was recently el
for a crucial meeting of his intelligence chiefs when he returns to washington this week. he had really hoped to start this year, 2010, focusing on health care and the economy but those issues now on the back burner. his weekly address this morning and in that he provides new details about the plot to bomb flight 253 on christmas day. >>> also, we have a sports schedule to tell you about this morning that does not involve tiger woods. the nba and washington, d.c., police are investigating a report that two members of the washington wizards basketball team drew guns on one another in the team's locker room during an argument over gambling debts. we're going to take a look at why guns seem to have become part of the culture for some professional athletes. >> also, we've seen police use facebook to try to track down crimes. well, now the tables have turned on them. an escaped convict has been using facebook to taunt police with photos and clues as to where he is. the facebook fugitive is what he is called, and he has more than 30,000 friends at last count still out there. >> my question is why c
legislation. jake tapper, abc news, washington. >>> we have a follow-up now on the so-called jesus gun story we brought you yesterday. as our brian ross reported, thousands of gun sights made by the military supplier trijicon are inscribed with sigh credit bible references. many of those sights are being used by the u.s. in iraq and afghanistan. the marine corps tells us it is concerned about the matter and it will meet with the company to discuss it. >> when we come back, one man's remarkable change. >> some might even call it a medical miracle. his story straight ahead. rob, what's up? how's it going? how's it going? guys, this is my cousin rob from michigan. whazzup! he's a teenager. totally. hey, what's up? rob: all right. whoa. hey, you wanna slow down? no. really? huh. hey! do you know what a beautiful animal is? a horse. a horse. yeah. beautiful mane. unbelievable muscle tone. when it runs, it looks like poetry in motion. it's the most beautiful thing on earth. and sometimes when you feed a horse, its lips will tickle your hand. just, just tickle it just a little bit. it makes me gigg
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